Turkey Jails U.S. Pastor on ‘Terrorism’ Allegations

(World Watch Monitor) A Turkish judge has sent Andrew Brunson to prison in Izmir, 64 days after the U.S. pastor and his wife, Norine, were detained on 7 Oct. under Interior Ministry deportation orders.

Although his wife was released on 19 Oct. and given an extended permit to remain in the country, Andrew Brunson has been held since 20 Oct. at the Harmandali Detention Center on the northern edge of Izmir.

The 48-year-old was transferred overnight on 8 Dec. to a counter-terrorism center, before being brought before an Izmir court for interrogation.

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